Turbinaria

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Turbinaria
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Turbinaria ornata
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Turbinaria

Turbinaria is a genus of brown algae (Phaeophyceae) found primarily in tropical marine waters. It generally grows on rocky substrates.[1] In tropical Turbinaria species that are often preferentially consumed by herbivorous fishes and echinoids, there is a relatively low level of phenolics and tannins.[2]

The genus has shown promise as a way of removing lead from aqueous solutions.[3]

Species[edit]

AlgaeBase lists 30 current species of Turbinaria.:[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Blomquist, H.L. (1945). "Development of reproductive structures in the brown alga Turbinaria turbinata". Botanical Gazette. 106 (3): 290–304. doi:10.1086/335299.
  2. ^ Steinberg, Peter D. (1986). "Chemical defenses and the susceptibility of tropical marine brown algae to herbivores". Oecologia. 69 (4): 628–630. doi:10.1007/BF00410374. PMID 28311627.
  3. ^ Senthilkumar, R.; Vijayaraghavan, K.; Thilakavathi, M.; Iyer, P.V.R.; Velan, M. (2007). "Application of seaweeds for the removal of lead from aqueous solution". Biochem. Eng. J. 33 (3): 211–6. doi:10.1016/j.bej.2006.10.020.
  4. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (31 October 2007). "AlgaeBase version 4.2". World-wide electronic publication. National University of Ireland, Galway.